Towgood, Marilyn Clara

Marilyn Clara Towgood passed away peacefully on May 10, 2014 at the age of 77 years. She is lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her daughters; Leanne and Lois, many nieces, nephews and longtime friends. Marilyn was sadly predeceased by Rob, her husband of 52 years, her brothers; Gerry, Harry and Jim and sister, Margaret. Marilyn was born in Winnipeg in 1936 as part of the large Alexander clan, and had many happy memories of family gatherings. In 1959 she moved to Penticton and met her future husband Rob. Rob and Marilyn married in 1961 and settled on the Towgood family orchard in Trout Creek, where they raised their daughters, Leanne and Lois, and farmed for 35 years. Rob and Marilyn were very active in the Summerland Kinsmen, Kinettes and K40 clubs, and made many lifelong friends there. In her later years, Marilyn enjoyed getting together with her Mahjong and birthday lunch groups. She was at her happiest when surrounded by family and friends. Marilyn will be remembered for her loving kindness, great sense of humour and feisty character. A memorial tea will be held in Marilyn’s honour on Saturday, May 24, 2014, from 2:00 – 4:30pm at the Summerland Anglican Church Hall.

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